„When seagull droppings landed on my head at a campaign event at Bowers Beach two days before Election Day, I chose to read it as a sign of a coming success.“

—  Joe Biden, 2000s, Promises to Keep (2008), Page 73
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—  Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988
Education of a Wandering Man (1989), Context: How much of what we do is free will, and how much is programmed in our genes? Why is each people so narrow that it believes that it, and it alone, has all the answers? In religion, is there but one road to salvation? Or are there many, all equally good, all going in the same general direction? I have read my books by many lights, hoarding their beauty, their wit or wisdom against the dark days when I would have no book, nor a place to read. I have known hunger of the belly kind many times over, but I have known a worse hunger: the need to know and to learn. Ch. 11

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„I cannot flatter myself with the expectation of good success more than this, to end my days with honour and a good conscience.“

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